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ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

    ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

The most pertinent issue may not be the fiduciary imperative, but the marketing imperative. This makes things extremely difficult for the 401k plan sponsor who may sometimes confuse which has priority. Here’s an example of why a plan sponsor might be concerned.

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Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

    Exclusive Interview: Phyllis Borzi on the SECURE Act, Target Date Funds, and “Discredited Disclosure”

“That is one of the key weaknesses of the SEC’s Reg BI. It allows brokers to claim they are working in an investor’s best interest without being held to a legal duty of loyalty”

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Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

    Plan Sponsors Have This Fiduciary Duty to Structure 401k Plans to Reduce the Harm Market Inefficiencies Pose to Plan Participants

Despite the better intentions of finance professors a generation ago, the market regularly fails the efficiency test. The scary reality is not a question of what degree of market inefficiency exists, it’s that market inefficiency exists at all. And that can harm investors.

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What Can 401k Plan Sponsors Do to Discourage Unnecessary Premature Retirement Plan Withdrawals?

    What Can 401k Plan Sponsors Do to Discourage Unnecessary Premature Retirement Plan Withdrawals?

The good news is 401k plan sponsors don’t need to treat this as a solo act. They’ve already got a team of hired hands to help them.

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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Better Shield 401k Participants From External Fraud?

    How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Better Shield 401k Participants From External Fraud?

Plan sponsors – or, more specifically, the companies plan participants work for – may be placing employees in a far greater cyber-vulnerable position than they realize.

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Here’s How The 401k Fiduciary Dispels The “This Is Retirement?” Corona-Quarantine Fear

    Here’s How The 401k Fiduciary Dispels The “This Is Retirement?” Corona-Quarantine Fear

Many see the quarantine as a test run for retirement. There are those who view this “test run” and say they never want to retire. How do you dissuade them of this notion that they’re practicing retirement right now?

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Plan Sponsors Need To Prepare This Way To Conduct A Safe 401k Zoom Meeting

    Plan Sponsors Need To Prepare This Way To Conduct A Safe 401k Zoom Meeting

Much, if not all, of the Zoom hacking could have been prevented if the meeting hosts had just followed a few common sense rules. They start with before you even set up the meeting.

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401k Plan Sponsors Fiduciary Duty in Light of Coronavirus Fear

    401k Plan Sponsors Fiduciary Duty in Light of Coronavirus Fear

Now is the time for 401k plan sponsors to seize their fiduciary mantle and provide the guidance and tools plan participants need to dodge emotional decisions that could ruin their chance for a comfortable retirement.

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When Do Index Funds Raise A Fiduciary Issue With 401k Plan Sponsors?

    When Do Index Funds Raise A Fiduciary Issue With 401k Plan Sponsors?

401k plan sponsors can’t afford to fall victim to the lure of heuristics. Index funds can generate just as much fiduciary headaches as actively managed funds.

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Exclusive Interview: Pete Swisher Explains Why Companies Don’t Care About MEPs (or PEPs or Even 401k Plans)

    Exclusive Interview: Pete Swisher Explains Why Companies Don’t Care About MEPs (or PEPs or Even 401k Plans)

He also reveals the greatest misconception regarding MEPs, what the SECURE Act really did, and when we might begin to see the mass media start paying attention.

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